Boy & the World
O Menino e o Mundo
2013 / Brazil / 80 min / V
Director(s) - Alê Abreu
Screenwriter(s) - Alê Abreu
Actors - Vinicius Garcia (voice), Felip Zilse (voice), Marco Aurélio Campos (voice)
Producer(s) - Fernanda Carvalho, Tita Tessler
Editor(s) - Alê Abreu
Composer(s) - Ruben Feffer
Sales agent - Elo Company
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - Portugese (backwards)
Subtitles - No Subtitle
Cuca's cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy's journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor - and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film's music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.
„The Scarecrow“ (1998, short), „Goroto Cósmico“ (2007), „Birth“ (2007, short), „Boy & the World“ (2014, „Kino Pavasaris“).